AUWU advocacy services are a life-line for unemployed workers. For many in the employment services system, there is nowhere else to turn.
As an unfunded advocacy service run entirely by unemployed volunteers, responding to every advocacy call and email is a challenge. Over the past few months, there has been an unprecedented demand for our service.
Join our Melbourne advocacy mentorship program and help us make sure everyone who contacts the AUWU advocacy services gets the support they need. Every Tuesday at the NUW Offices in Melbourne, experienced AUWU advocates have been mentoring Advocacy volunteers and helping them get the skills they need to help unemployed workers deal with the increasingly punitive employment ‘services’ system.
The mentorship will consist of a workshop at NUW offices in Melbourne designed to help AUWU Volunteers prepare to call back people who left messages on the AUWU’s advocacy hotline – all under the supervision of an experienced team of AUWU advocates. The aim will be to run these sessions every fortnight on and on-going basis.
These sessions will be run every Tuesday in at least May. Please check the AUWU facebook events for more information and to RSVP to an event.